Wow, it sure has been a long time since I have written.  It seems the summer and painting outside and with my friends has gone by so very quickly.  I was part of an Art Tour centered around Battle Lake, MN at the invitation of Cal deRuyter who has an art studio on Lake Christina.  It was a fun time and we met many people traveling the blue highways to find us and our paintings.  If you are one of the adventurous, thanks for coming.  Now I'm getting ready to join Cal and Dick Graves in a show in Owatonna, MN at their art center.  the show is called Owatonna and Beyond and will be up all during the month of September.  More info on address and times can be found in my calendar section.  'this Fall too we will be open at Studio 321 in Northrup King Building on Saturdays.  Per Tradition, I entered my painting called "Nap" but alas did not get in this year.  You never do know about the State Fair, it is always very competitive and unpredictable.  I will, of course, keep trying each year.  It is my tradition.